Replacing EcoSport’s Fuel Filter

EcoSport’s fuel filter must be replaced every 40,000 km. To replace the filter, carefully remove the two fuel line connectors and unscrew an 8 mm bolt that clamps the filter in place.

To watch a video on how to replace EcoSport’s fuel filter, head directly to Replacing EcoSport’s Fuel Filter.

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Removing EcoSport’s MAF Sensor

The amount of air flowing into the engine is measured and monitored using a sensor called the Mass Air Flow sensor or the MAF sensor. The MAF sensor provides input to the engine in order to help caculate the optimal fuel-to-air ratio in various engine load conditions.

To watch a video on how to remove an EcoSport’s mass air flow sensor, head directly to Removing EcoSport’s MAF sensor.

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Replacing EcoSport’s Resistor Block

EcoSport’s auxiliary fan uses a high-wattage resistor in series to run at low speeds, through a component called the resistor block. With a damaged resistor block, the auxiliary fan loses its low speed setting and thus, compensates by pulsing at high speeds for short intervals, alternating full speed and off for several seconds at a time.

To watch a video on how to replace an EcoSport’s resistor block, head directly to Replacing EcoSport’s Resistor Block.

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Problem with Our EcoSport’s Lug Nuts

Lately, it has become more and more difficult to remove the tires due to a problem with our EcoSport’s lug nuts. The issue appears to be due to the lug nut’s thin metal sleeve, which once damaged, makes removal extremely difficult. After not being able to remove one of the tires during a road emergency, I’ve finally decided to replace the lug nuts.

To watch a video where I discussed the problematic lug nuts of our EcoSport, head directly to Problem with Our EcoSport’s Lug Nuts.

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Replacing EcoSport’s Spark Plugs

As part of preventive maintenance procedure, EcoSport’s spark plugs must be replaced (or restored to proper specifications) every 40,000 kilometers. To remove and install the spark plugs, you will need a tool called a spark plug wrench.

To watch a video on how I replaced the spark plugs of our EcoSport, head directly to Replacing EcoSport’s Spark Plugs.

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Removing EcoSport’s Cowl Cover

The catch basin that collects and diverts flowing water from the windshield when it rains is called the cowl. The cowl must be cleaned regularly (every few years) to ensure it is not clogged and effectively channels the water away from the engine. To clean the cowl, simply remove the cover, which is secured by some screws and clips. Disassembly and reassembly (for cleaning purposes) only takes a few minutes.

To watch a video on how I removed the cowl cover of our EcoSport, head directly to Removing EcoSport’s Cowl Cover.

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Cabin Filter Replacement EcoSport

This video tutorial features a simpler way of removing the filter but must be performed with care as it involves flexing of a panel.

To learn how to install or replace the cabin air filter (pollen filter) of an EcoSport, head directly to Replacing the Cabin Filter.

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Side Mirror Adjustment Switch

EcoSport is equipped with motorized left and right side mirrors that may be adjusted through a control switch mounted on the driver’s door. The switch may be removed by using any flat tool to pry it up out of the panel.

To watch the video on how to remove and replace the side mirror adjustment control switch, head directly to Side Mirror Adjustment Switch.

Related links:
Removing the Side Mirror
Anti-Theft Side Mirror Cover

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Periodic Maintenance Schedule (PMS) for EcoSport

To prevent damage to your EcoSport due to neglect, a strict schedule in performing vehicle maintenance procedure must be followed. This is called the Periodic Maintenance Schedule (PMS).

The idea behind the PMS is simple: perform maintenance procedure as you cover some road distance (measured in km) and as the vehicle ages. Consumable parts are replaced once they reach the end of their service life (as checked against a certain threshold). Below is a list of key maintenance procedure that must be attended to as part of the PMS:

  • Replace oil every 10,000 km (at most every 20,000 km)
  • Replace oil filter whenever new oil is used
  • Replace drive belt every 80,000 km to 100,000 km
  • Replace engine batteries (DIN 44 or 55) every 2 to 3 years
  • Replace coolant fluid every 240,000 km or top-up as needed
  • Replace brake/clutch fluid every 60,000 km or top-up as needed
  • Replace all tires every 5 years (including spare tire)
  • Replace cabin filter (air-con) every 20,000 km or as needed
  • Clean brakes every 10,000 km or as needed
  • Replace brake pads/shoes once minimum thickness is reached
  • Replace spark plugs every 40,000 km (up to 80,000 km) or as needed
  • Replace engine air filter every 40,000 km or as needed
  • Replace fuel filter every 40,000 km or as needed
  • Replace wipers every 5 years or as needed
  • Replace remote key battery every 3 to 5 years or as needed
  • Perform an under wash every 2 years (optional)
  • Perform an engine wash every 2 years (optional)
  • Replace transmission fluid AT/MT every 240,000 km
  • Replace clutch material (MT and AT) as needed (clutch material are designed to outlast the life of a vehicle when used properly)
  • Multi-point inspection such as checking instrument gauges, warning lights, horns, bulbs, washer and wiper operation, exterior lights, handbrake, seat belts, hood latch and hinges, wiring, pipes, hoses, heater, radiator, engine drive belt, steering and suspension, under body, brake system, A/C, bolt tightening, wheel rotation (as needed), refilling of wiper wash fluid, and battery health check, are also performed during PMS

Only vehicles that follow the dealer-recommended PMS are eligible to receive warranty claims within the vehicle’s warranty period of 3 years, or an equivalent of 100,000 km distance covered. Failure to perform key maintenance procedures will lead to costly repairs. Keep your EcoSport in good condition by following the recommended PMS.

Related link:
Warranty for EcoSport
FORD website on recommended vehicle PMS

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Replacing Remote Key’s Battery

EcoSport’s remote key may need battery replacement anywhere from 3 to 10 year interval, depending on usage. The remote uses a CR2032, a type of lithium button cell used in small low-power devices. Only a small prying tool (such as screw driver) is needed to open the remote’s casing and swap the old battery with a new one.

To watch a video on how to replace the battery of the remote key (for Trend and Ambiente variants), head directly to Replacing Remote Key’s Battery.

Related link:
Opening the Rear Door using the Remote
CR2032 Battery
EcoSport Transponder Key

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